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Help students explore careers with the redesigned OhioMeansJobs K-12


Lieutenant Governor Jon Husted and InnovateOhio, in partnership with the Governor’s Office of Workforce Transformation and the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services, recently unveiled a fully redesigned, more accessible

OhioMeansJobs K-12 is Ohio's no-cost career planning system that offers comprehensive career exploration tools, online training and resources specifically for students, teachers and school counselors. allows students to learn more about their career interests and in-demand jobs, build résumés, search for college and training programs, create a budget based on future expenses and develop meaningful academic and career plans for high school and beyond. 

Below are tips for educators using the redesigned OhioMeansJobs K-12 website:

  • A student’s “Backpack” is now a “Profile.” All current account and student activity information is the same.
  • To log in, a student can click “My Profile” located at the top right of every page.
  • To create a student profile, locate “For Students” at the top of the page. From the drop-down menu, click “Student’s Home.” Students then can register for an account by clicking “Get Started” or using the “Guided Tour” in the Top Tools.
  • The landing page for students on the redesigned OhioMeansJobs K-12 site is here.
  • Technical support is available using this form.
  • Students who cannot log in can get account assistance with this form.
  • To stay up to date and receive the latest news on available professional development and resources around the redesigned OhioMeansJobs K-12 platform, subscribe to Career Connections Updates.
  • The “Site Search” icon on the upper right side of every page allows users to search the site. The site has a “Help Center” that can be reached from the footer of each page. Keep checking the site for additional content.